Before the solar eclipse earlier this year, scientists had one warning: Don’t stare directly at a partial eclipse, or the sun will scortch your retinas. The advice made sense — after all, the sun is a giant radiation-emitting ball of burning gas — but the warnings lacked the kind of finger-wagging pictures the dentist uses to teach small kids to brush.
Well, not any more. Thanks to the noble sacrifice of a 20-something woman who stared at the partial eclipse, we know exactly what happens if your eyeballs fly too close to the sun.
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These photos show just how badly staring at the solar eclipse will mess up your eyes originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at 18:26:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.